Womens Leadership Fellows Program


The University of Georgia has established the Women’s Leadership Fellows Program to provide a select group of current faculty and administrators with dedicated time to develop and hone leadership skills and to gain a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities confronting research universities. A particular focus of the program will be on the issues women face in academic administration. This marks the third year of this highly successful program.

This year’s program will begin in November 2017 and will run through June 2018. Fellows will attend a monthly meeting where they will learn from senior administrators on campus, as well as visiting speakers from academia, business and other fields. The program will also feature a concluding weekend retreat, to be held May 31 - June 1, 2018, for more in-depth learning.

For a comprehensive list of Women's Leadership Fellows, please click here.

Selection Process

Participants will be tenured faculty or faculty holding an administrative position at the level of department head, director, assistant vice president or above. A selection committee will review the submissions and make recommendations to the Provost. 

Nominations by deans and other senior administrators are welcome, as are self-nominations. Nominators should submit the following application materials to Katie Fite, program coordinator for academic programs, at kcfite@uga.edu by Monday, September 18, 2017:

  1. A letter not to exceed two pages presenting evidence of interest in academic leadership, experience in academic governance or administration to date, and what the nominee hopes to accomplish with the support of the program; 
  2. One to three letters of recommendation. Each recommendation letter is limited to one page in length.
  3. A current C.V. or résumé.

The Women’s Leadership Fellows Program is administered by the Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Questions about the program can be directed to Will Richardson, Assistant to the Provost, at willr@uga.edu.